Parenting advice for dad this Fathers’ Day

A parenting scheme is appealing to High Peak dads this Fathers’ Day to come forward to learn how to boost their skills.

The CANparent programme, which offers free parenting resources, is currently being trialled in the High Peak, Camden and Middlesborough.

Since its launch in July last year almost 200 local parents have taken part in classes and online courses, with a satisfaction rate of 85 per cent.

Rachel Harman, of High Peak CVS, which is helping to raise awareness of the scheme, said: “These parents just see that bringing up young children is complicated and, the more information they have, the better they cope.

“ With CANparent you will get information and practical tips so you have a better understanding about how children grow and change in those vital first years.

“You will then be able to put this into practice to get more of the good behaviour you want to see with less conflict and stress at home.”

In a bid to encourage more fathers to get involved in the scheme, more evening and Saturday ‘one–off’ sessions are being run.

The scheme will also be promoted at Buxton Carnival on July 13 near the swimming pool, in St John’s Road, and at Morrisons, in Buxton, on August 14 between 10am and 2pm. For information, call Rachel on 07905289578 or email